Bangladesh issues new lockdown rules that order the closure of all government, semi-government, autonomous, and private offices for one week beginning April 14, as well as suspension of all public transport. However, the government will allow factories to remain open.
Bangladesh reports a record 5,181 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, thereby bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 600,895. This forces the government to impose further restrictions across the country.
Foreign Minister of Bangladesh AK Abdul Momen says that it is not the responsibility of his country to rescue more than 500 Rohingya refugees who have been at sea for weeks. Momen tells "Al Jazeera" they "should ask the Myanmar government first because they are their citizens".
Gunmen storm a restaurant, exchange fire with security, and take at least twenty hostages in the Gulshan neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Two policemen are killed. The Islamic State claims responsibility.